A Chelmsley Wood man, who claimed he was carrying a knuckle duster for ‘protection’, has been ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work.
Darren Tubbs, of Grayling Walk, was driving his Seat when he was stopped by police on Chester Road, in Castle Bromwich at just before midnight on February 27. When officers searched the 23-year-old, they discovered a silver knuckle duster in the pocket of his jeans.
Tubbs was given the 12 month community order with supervision requirement, an anger management course and told to carry out the unpaid work.
He was also ordered to pay £160 costs.